On Sunday, December 20, 2015 at 12:51:47 AM UTC-5, Arif Khokar
Post by Arif Khokar
Has there been any consideration for moving towards hosting the
content in one or more subreddits?
No, I think they're quite happy hosting it on their own domain. Don't
know why they would want to move it to Reddit.
For one thing, you would get threading and the ability to up or downvote
Second, looking at the link for creating a subreddit
(https://www.reddit.com/subreddits/create), it appears that they have
the ability to restrict who can post new links/self posts. They also
have a spam filter that should also keep irrelevant content from
polluting the subreddit.
I can't see any advantage to doing so.
For one, you get exposure necessary to attract new members to the
community. A website like reddit.com is much more recognizable compared
to aaroads.com (which I had completely forgotten about until you
mentioned it earlier in the thread).
Moderation seems to be the key selling point of AA Roads,
You can do the same thing on a subreddit along with having a larger
potential audience and a bigger pool of contributers.
vs. the unmoderated forum here.
I personally prefer newsgroups myself because I'm perfectly capable of
using client side filters to filter out unwanted content, but given the
fact that hardly anyone posts in either group I used to frequent, I've
gravitated more towards commenting on sites like reddit when topics
similar to what I used to discuss in this newsgroup come up.